September 12, 2013
Steepwater rocks The Ville
From moment one, they were winning fans as they lit into “Remember the Taker.” It became clear that this is a band that does not care what year it is or what is on the airwaves; they are not trying to reinvent the wheel nor push any envelopes. The Steepwater Band is rooted in blues, tapped into the river of rock, and riding it hard and free. The aptly named “Fire Away” followed
their opener, and the set rolled on demonstrating skill in hooking through a theme leveraged in metaphor that digs at your soul while driving solos and grooves that dare you to stand still
at your own peril. Other stalwart compositions included “Grace & Melody,” “Off the Rails,” “Meet Me in the Aftermath,” and a tasty interpretation of John Lee Hooker’s iconic “Boom Boom.” It’s damn good to see rock rise up and spit fire the way Steepwater blasted The Ville. By the time they finished with Clapton’s “Bottle of Red Wine,” they had done their work, and done it superbly. See them.